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26 January, 2016
Student leaders sidelined from the meeting on 14 January 2016 with Higher Education minister, Blade Nzimande, have vowed to continue protesting. #FeesMustFall members in Johannesburg threatened there would be no local elections this year without the guarantee of free education.
18 January, 2016
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are critical partners in development because they supplement government’s efforts in filling some gaps, but it is evident that there are some pretenders in this noble sector.
18 January, 2016
The ZANU-PF led government has made a volt-face and extended a begging bowl to non-government organisations (NGOs) to assist in mobilising food aid amid reports that hunger has stalked most parts of the country.
18 January, 2016
Ubiquity Reputation Strategist, Kaveer Beharee, says unemployment remains the biggest risk perceived in South Africa. Beharee's comments come as the country hopes to convince international investors that South Africa remains an attractive investment destination.
18 January, 2016
There is one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.
18 January, 2016
The World Bank has urged Sub-Saharan Africa to prioritise addressing the power sector if it is to alleviate domestic impediments to growth.
18 January, 2016
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande‚ speaking amidst a resumption of #FeesMustFall protests‚ confirmed that university students who meet the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) means test will not pay upfront payments when registering for the 2016 academic year.
18 January, 2016
As residents from Senekal and Aliwal North in the Free State battle the worst drought in years, a humanitarian organisation has distributed more than 250 000 litres of water to the communities.
18 January, 2016
Justice Project South Africa, a road transport non-governmental organisation, says the festive season's death toll on the country's roads is shocking.
18 January, 2016
Equal Education, a non-governmental organisation, says unless access to school resources improves in the rural areas, learners will continue to underperform.
18 January, 2016
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it plans to fund 405 000 students in 2016 alone. NFSAS executive officer, Msulwana Daca, says they are committed to building “a robust and strong administrative system to give money to the students who are really in need.”
3 December, 2015
Livestock management app, Modisar, has been crowned winner of the Botswanan leg of start-up pitching competition, Seedstars World, in the final African event of the world-touring competition.
3 December, 2015
Development partners have urged the Zimbabwean government to be more aggressive in tackling child marriage, which is a serious violation of human rights.
3 December, 2015
United States of America (USA) Ambassador, Virginia Palmer, has awarded K59.5 million grants to nine organisations working with people with disabilities across Malawi through the Ambassador's HIV and AIDS Small Grants Fund.
3 December, 2015
Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and her department have been lashed by senior judges for their ‘woeful’ inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo three years after a new curriculum was introduced.

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